Editorial date:: 2019/2/19 15:49
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Customs Authority on Tuesday demanded all importers to expedite the clearance of their goods.
The customs said in a statement that “Iraqi and foreign companies and importers to complete the customs transactions of their imported goods through southern ports and land border crossings and air cargo terminals through international airports as soon as possible and the adoption of customs clearance companies officially licensed by the Director General to clear their goods exclusively.
“As of February 20, all containers of goods whose owners are late to be declared as smuggling will be considered according to the provisions of Article 192 / First of the Customs Law and will be regulated by fundamental records to be submitted to the competent investigating judge to act under the laws in force” .
The Commission expressed its hope of all importers to follow up earnestly to clear their goods from the customs estate without exceeding the legal time limit and to miss the opportunity of the weak souls who are trying to obstruct the implementation of government decisions aimed at regulating trade and combating the phenomenon of corruption at the border crossing points. In granting approvals and simplifying procedures for the import or export of goods to ensure smooth trade exchange with neighboring countries and the world. ”
The customs departments shall operate in the customs and customs boundaries and may exercise their powers throughout the territory, the territorial sea and inland waters, including lakes, rivers, marshes and marshes in accordance with the provisions of this law.